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  1. News - World

    Will Ebola be on your wish list? This company hopes so

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to wish list". The company Giantmicrobes, which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out of its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for US$9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for US$29.95 and an Ebola Petri ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris EU ministers meet amid cries for help on Ebola European ministers are to meet today after coming under pressure to scale up their response to an Ebola ... bound for Sierra Leone laden with medical staff and supplies, hoped to "galvanise EU action on Ebola". "There is a real sense that this is a tipping point and we must get to grips ...

  3. News - World

    UN delivers emergency food rations to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola. Food supplies are being distributed in the Waterloo district about 32km east of the capital, Freetown. Waterloo has seen some of the highest cases of Ebola infections and the deliveries are to help quarantined families by providing them enough to eat so they do not leave their homes to look for food. ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Despite Barack Obama's warning against hysteria, some communities in America are taking overzealous measures against the virus Ebola fears spark frantic reaction Just hours after US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, there were reports of communities in America- including many frantic parents ...

  5. News - China - Ebola

    China donates US$6 million for food in Ebola-stricken countries

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China has donated US$6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program ... month of emergency food rations of mainly rice, lentils and yellow peas for 300,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak in those countries has killed more than 4,500 ...

  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    Americans ‘can’t give in to hysteria or fear’ over Ebola: Obama

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 03:39pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington President warns the US against panic as he appoints a new 'Ebola czar' to deal with the crisis as 145 people were being monitored for symptoms in Texas With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored for possible infection, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Americans “can’t give ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO report admits incompetent staff failed to combat Ebola outbreak

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... botched the Ebola fight The World Health Organisation has admitted it botched attempts to stop the now-spiralling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff ... agency, responsible for coordinating the global response to disease outbreaks. Dr Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, agreed yesterday WHO acted far too slowly, largely because ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    WHO to review handling of Ebola after leak of damning draft report

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... handling of Ebola The World Health Organisation promised a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis after admitting in a leaked internal document that poorly trained staff botched initial ... the WHO said. By Tuesday, Ebola was known to have infected 9,216 people in seven countries, of whom 4,555 died. Oxfam called the crisis the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola vaccines in the works, but there's no simple way to test one

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by MCT, Reuters

    ... to test Ebola vaccine The popular instinct about the potential of vaccines to address the horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa is: Why delay? If there's any chance they'll work, ... subjects would receive an Ebola vaccine and a control group would receive some other medicine. Most participants seemed to agree with the WHO's recommendation, which is to move almost ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola outbreaks explained

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on earth, with a mortality rate of up to 90 per cent, higher than influenza viruses. Currently, the virus is spreading in West Africa, leading the WHO to say that it is spreading faster than efforts to control it. Ebola outbreaks Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution. ...




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